Ace Football Team previews the La Liga round 30 match between Real Sociedad and Espanyol who meet up this coming Monday. The pre-match analysis includes the latest team stats, match history and the best betting tips.
Although entering the match as outsiders, Espanyol will be keen on keeping their recent momentum as they have been unbeaten in the La Liga for a while. Despite it being a tough assignment at Reale Seguros Stadium, their current form gives them hope to come away with at least a point from the match against Real Sociedad.
Position in the La Liga standings: Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
As the current La Liga standings show us, the difference between the two teams is 12 points. Even though Espanyol cannot overtake Real Sociedad in the league standings right away, they will surely look to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Real Sociedad, who are in 6th with 48 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Monday.
Latest form and previous La Liga encounters between Real Sociedad and Espanyol
Real Sociedad in nice flow
Real Sociedad have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. Against Real Madrid, they came out empty-handed in a 4-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 1-0 win against Deportivo Alaves. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw against Sevilla.
Espanyol look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches, they first beat Getafe by 2-0, before drawing 1-1 with Levante. They were back as winners last time out when they took out Mallorca by a 1-0 scoreline.
Fixture history: Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
Real Sociedad took a knock when Espanyol handed them a 1-0 defeat in their last La Liga encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 2-1 win.
Highlights from the last game between Real Sociedad and Espanyol:
Betting stats and facts for Real Sociedad and Espanyol
Here are some facts that could come in handy when placing bets on the upcoming game between Real Sociedad and Espanyol. The facts are based on stats from the recent games that the teams played out across all tournaments.
- Real Sociedad have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
- Real Sociedad have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
- Real Sociedad have not conceded in 6 of the last 8 home matches
- Real Sociedad have won 3 of the last 4 home matches
- In 14 of the last 16 matches Espanyol played, both teams scored
- Espanyol have conceded in the last 17 away matches in a row
- Espanyol have scored in the last 16 matches in a row
- Espanyol have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
- Real Sociedad have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches versus Espanyol
- In the last 5 home matches in a row Real Sociedad versus Espanyol played, both teams scored
- In 11 of the last 13 Real Sociedad home matches versus Espanyol the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Real Sociedad have not lost 9 of the last 11 home matches versus Espanyol
Players to focus on in Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
In spite of scoring only one goal recently, David Silva is one of the players from Real Sociedad that is expected to hit the net again quite soon. Similarly, Espanyol have Sergi Darder on top of the list with 2 goals to his account at this point, but equally more goals are expected from him.
Best betting tips: Real Sociedad vs Espanyol
To sum up, the upcoming La Liga clash seems to be a good opportunity to place some bets. Taking into account the statements from above, we have come up with the main prediction for this match as well as some alternative betting tips.